The worldwide success of High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco
High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco sanctioned the consecration of the band worldwide in 2018. The music video is truly spectacular and makes your head spin.
On YouTube it currently has over 160 million views. An image of High Hopes video was also used for the cover of the new album “Pray for the Wicked”.
The scenic takes us to the Downtown area in Los Angeles, California, at 705 West 9th Street. The singer of Panic! At the Disco, Brendon Urie, arrives with a black car in front of a skyscraper, but instead of entering normally he decides to climb it on foot through the outer wall!
You got it right: he puts one foot on the wall and starts walking horizontally, challenging gravity, while people look at him in disbelief. At the end he arrives on the roof, where he finds the other Panic! At the Disco members and starts singing along with them the ending of the song.
Behind the scenes of High Hopes video
This trick is reminiscent of that of the magician Dynamo, who fell from the wall of a building in the middle of the night. But how does it work?
Dynamo used invisible but very resistant threads, connected to a pulley on the roof of the building.
The harness is there but can not be seen. A thread is placed in the upper part of the legs, near the groin. The other around the back.
Dynamo’s magic took place at night, which made it easier to hide the wires in the eyes of the spectators.
The ascent of the building by Brendon Urie was accomplished by day but it is a music video and has certainly been retouched to hide the thread’s vision.
In short, it is a trick but it is really exciting to be carried away by the illusion! Here you can see the footage of the backstage and can get a clearer idea! https://youtu.be/IOqJaaDikas